A coalition of Bowling Green area groups will join activists in cities across the nation on Nov. 8 to protest President Donald Trump’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Trump appointed Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker, a former United States attorney from Iowa, as acting attorney general. Whitaker has publicly criticized the Mueller investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The national protest is being coordinated by the group Move On.
Maureen Davis is one of the local coordinators of the Bowling Green event. She said the firing of Sessions affects all citizens because it could impact U.S. democracy.
“We’ve been witnessing the corruption and conflicts of interest and obstruction of justice from this administration for years now and a red line has been crossed and we need to demonstrate that by taking our feet to the streets,” said Davis.
The national protest is being called “Trump is Not Above the Law.”
The Bowling Green event will begin at 5:30 p.m. near the Warren County Justice Center at the corner of Center Street.